Chapter 14: A New World
Adam stashed a couple of sandwiches into his backpack before slinging it over his shoulder, and walk out of the kitchen.
"ADAM! JAMAL! COME ON OUT HERE!!!" Yuri yelled out from outside.
"Urrrrgggggghhhhhh" The black male groaned as he held his head, sitting at the kitchen table with a mug of coffee, trying to get over a hangover from working last night, wearing nothing but his boxershorts, "What she on about now?"
"I don't know, lets just check it out," Adam said as he exited the house, with a groggy Jamal following behind.
"Dayum," Jamal said as he shielded his eyes from the sunlight, "Yo YURI! Where are ya, gurl???" He asked.
"OUT BACK, GUYS!" They walked around, and over to the back of the house. Adam's eyes went wide as he looked at his Japanese roommate, wearing a captain's hat, and waving at them from a large, white motorboat, "Hello booooooys!" She called out, smiling wide at them.
"No WAY!" Adam said as he approached the boat.
"Ho shit, Yuri!" Jamal exclaimed, "Where dah HECK did you get a boat?!"
"Hahaha, it's my Dad's!" She replied as she walked over to the end of the boat, and pointed at the name of the boat, which was in hiragana and kanji.
"Your old man gave you a BOAT?!" Jamal asked, his eyes bulging as he ran up to it, putting his hands on it. Yuri laughed excitedly.
"Nope! Mom and Dad are on the plane to Japan for a couple of weeks for vacation, and they said I can barrow his boat while they're gone!"
"Do you know how to ride it??" Adam asked, chucking excitedly.
"Sure do!" She said, "How bout we go fishing sometime this week, huh? Right on this boat??"
"Hellz yeah, Yuri!!" Jamal said.
"This is awesome, Yuri," Adam said, grinning, "Anyway, I gotta go." He said.
"This early in the morning? Where to?" She asked curiously.
"It's been six months. My boyfriend might be back."
"Ooh!" Yuri said as she pat her hand on the boat, "Can I give you a lift?" She said, smiling.
"Nah, that's ok."
"Oh come oooonnn!" She begged, "I REALLY wanna take it out for a spin, Adam!"
"It's not that far, it's over by Aquata Cove, that's all." He said.
"So? Come on, Adam! Don't ya wanna surprise your boyfriend in style?" Adam couldn't help but smirk and nod.
---20 Minutes Later---
"Thanks for the ride, Yuri!" Adam called out as he waved to the boat from the shore.
"Have fun, Adam!" Yuri called back.
"TELL HIM WE SAID 'HI', YO!" Jamal called out too. Adam watched as the boat turned around, and zoomed away.
Adam chuckled as he turned, and tread on the sand, climbing on the rocks in order to get to the top, huffing as he broke a light sweat from the heat. Adam made his way over to the familiar waterfall sound. He walked his sandals onto the dusty rocky ground before seeing the welcoming rainbow sheen, and saw Merrick over by a large rock, sitting and waiting for him!
"Hah," Adam raised an eyebrow, "This is new," He said to himself. "Hey, babe!" He called out, "YOU'RE early today! WAAAY early~" The blonde looked up at Adam as he trotted over to him.
"Adam, wait!" Merrick called back. He stopped in his tracks.
"Don't come any closer!" Adam's smile faded away.
"Merrick, what's wrong?"
"Just..." Merrick sighed, and looked back up, "Just wait... Don't come to me..."
"Merrick... What's the matter..." Adam asked, now concerned. The blonde male took a deep breath, and put his hand onto a rock, and grunted as he pushed down on it, and moved.
Adam gasped lightly as he watched Merrick's feet press flat onto the stone, his knees bending as Merrick put his weight against them. Adam looked on as Merrick grunted, and shakily rose up, huffing as he pushed down on the rock, his legs gradually straightening, before Merrick finally stood up, on his own two legs, and taking his hand off of the rock.
"Merrick..." Adam smiled happily, and took a step.
"Adam, wait!" Merrick said, holding out his hand. Adam stopped again, staring at his naked boyfriend.
Merrick looked down on his feet, and put his hand back onto the rock for support. He bent his knee, and raised his leg up. His foot moved, and rotated, before going back onto the stone. He gradually moved his foot forward, and pressed it down onto the rock. He swerved a little, trying to find his balance, and then moving his other foot from its original position, to a few inches in front of the other.
Adam stared in shock as he watched Merrick, his merman, stand on his own two legs for the first time! "Merrick... You're... You're walking! You're walking, Merrick!!" He said, smiling and laughing happily. Merrick held his arms out to try and keep his balance as he watched his feet move, trying to familiarize himself with the feel of using his legs. He grunted and irked as he has difficulty deciding how and where to shift his weight into each leg.
Almost too stunned to believe it, Adam held his arms open as he stood, like a parent watch his child take his first steps, "Come on..." He said, "You're half way there, Merrick..." He said. Merrick looked up, nodding as he continued to make his way to the human. With as much trouble he's having now, Merrick can't imagine how Adam does this without constantly looking at his feet!
"Whoa!" The merman slipped his footing, and fell onto the rock! He grunted and growled, grimacing from hitting the hard, hot ground.
"Merrick!" Adam took a couple of steps to run to him, but the merman called out to him.
"No, Adam! Just... Let me do this...!" Adam stopped, and looked, feeling a bit helpless as the merman struggled. Merrick bit his lower lip, and grunted deeply as clenched his eyes shut, and pushed his hands down, and planted his right foot down onto the ground, and pushed his leg muscles into lifting him up. He swerved and wobbled, shaking a little as he sloppily regained his balance.
The blonde irked as he moved closer and closer to his human. It's so hard to keep his balance on the uneven, rocky surface, especially with the rock's temperature heating up with each step. Adam can see the discomfort in Merrick's face, hissing and groaning as he felt the hot of the rock bite at his feet.
He whined and grunted as he moved. When he was a couple of feet away from Adam, he gasped as he tripped again. This time, Adam caught him by his arms. Merrick looked up with those beautiful blue eyes, managing an awkward smile and a hopeful chuckle. Adam laughed as he helped Merrick stand back straight up, and hugged his warmed body lovingly.
He moved back a little, and smiled in wonder at his lover, "Merrick... Since when?"
"Since... Today..." He said with a smile, "This time, I wanted to come to you..."
"But... You always told me that merpeople wouldn't even know how to work their legs. It's always a foreign matter to them, how..." Adam laughed in disbelief, "How'd you learn all by yourself?"
"I don't know!" Merrick said, laughing with joy, before he whined as he moved his foot, but suddenly dropped, but Adam caught him.
"Oh oh oh! Hang on, I got you!" He said, quickly putting his arm under Merrick's knees, and hoisted him up. "O-K! Next stop: The cove!" He said as he took one step.
"No! Adam, wait!" The blonde said quickly.
"Huh? What's the matter now, sweetie?"
"Not... Not the cove, this time..." He said, hesitantly. Adam looked at Merrick curiously.
"Huh? Why not? Something wrong?"
"No, I just... I'm curious about... Where humans dwell in... You said before humans tend to stay in one place instead of migrating like pods do... If it's alright, I wanna see where you dwell in..."
"What... You mean, you want to come to my house?" Adam asked, his eyebrows rose. He smiled as Merrick nodded, "What's up with you, Merrick? First the walking, and now you want to visit my home? You've always been too scared to go further than the cove."
"I'm curious, Adam..." He said, "And... You always wait for me, and always come to me..." The merman then put his arms around Adam's neck, and nuzzled his chest, "I want to do it for you, this time..."
"Are you sure about this, Merrick? It's ok if you wanna stay here."
"Mhm..." Merrick said as he nodded, "I trust you, Adam... I trust you can protect me..." Adam smiled happily before his kissed Merrick's forehead.
"Alright, sweetheart," Adam then turned around, and carried Merrick into the woods, "But I better do the walking here. I don't think you're ready for a forest yet." As they walked, Merrick turned his head, looking over at the sea. He turned back, and faced the newer world.
Adam strolled into the forest, holding his adorable boyfriend in his arms. Merrick looked with eyes filled with wonder and awe as he looked up to the sunny canopy, looking around at the foreign world around him.
"Ooh! Adam, what're those!" Merrick said as he pointed to a few, shiny, fluttering blue insects.
"Those are butterflies, Merrick," Adam said, "Morpho Butterflies, to be specific." One of the brown/blue butterflies fluttered and bounced along the air as Merrick held out his hand. He smiled and giggled as he felt the prickly legs land on him. He turned his hand and fingers as he looked at the blue sheen reflecting off of the butterfly's wings.
"It's so... Strange and beautiful..." Merrick said before the butterfly flicked off of his hand, and fluttered away.
They moved through the woods, with Merrick pointing out and wanting to observe things here and there, until Adam finally came to his beach house, fenced around with large logs of driftwood, and a short walk away from the beach.
"And here we are, babe," Adam said, "That's my house."
"Woooow..." Merrick looked at the building, looking so weird and welcoming at the same time, "Is this what all humans live?"
"Most of them do. This house actually belongs to my grandparents, but they moved to Germany, and I'm paying it off little by little. I've been living here ever since we first met." He explained as the gravel crunched under his sandals.
The door opened, and Adam called in, "Jamal! Yuri?! I'm home!" There came no answer, "Huh. I guess they're not home. Probably taking the boat for a spin... Ok..." He said as he carried Merrick over the threshold, and closed the door, "Ok, Merrick, I'm gonna put you down now... You should have an easier time walking here." Merrick nodded as Adam lowered down, and aimed his feet onto the carpet. He gently placed his lover onto his feet, and backed away, to let Merrick familiarize himself with the flat surface.
The merman chuckled and took a few stops, somehow feeling more at ease about walking around. He looked up at the ceiling, and around at the house, looking at the very strange objects, all around him. He's arrived to a new would. "Wow... This is nice..." He smiled excitedly as he wiggled his toes against the fabric of the floor. Adam watched, grinning as he set down his backpack, and crossing his arms, thinking how adorable Merrick's being right now.
He went over to the kitchen, and the table, taking in everything, "This is the kitchen," Adam said, "It's were humans prepare the food." Adam said as he showed Merrick the cabinets and opened the freezer and refrigerator.
"You mean... This is where humans hunt?" Adam laughed softly.
"No, actually, we don't hunt. There are humans out there who hunt for their food, but me, and my roommates don't. It's complicated, but we get food elsewhere."
"And... What's THIS area?" Merrick asked as he strolled into the room - he's really getting the hang of walking on two legs.
"That's the Living Room. It's where humans hang out, entertain other humans, play video games, watch TV, and-"
"Rrrrwarrr!" Merrick gasped as he turned around, seeing a small, orange, fluffy creature, "Ttthhhrrrrwwwrrr!"
"Wha-What??" The animal approached him, and nearly touched him. Merrick gasped and yelped as he stepped back, but topple backwards onto his butt, "Ahhh! What is this thing?! What's it doing?!" He pushed himself backward, and panicked as he pressed his back against the wall. He whimpered in fear as the fuzzy creature came up to him, and pawed at his legs.
"Hahaha, it's ok, Merrick, it's just Roxas," Adam said as he uncrossed his arms and walked towards Merrick.
"AhhhHH! What do you mean?! What's a Roxas?!" He panted and moaned as he looked fearfully at the animal, which has came up to him, its paws on his stomach, and sniffing at him, feeling a few tiny, sharp points from under its paws, "ADAM! Get it away from me, please!" Adam chuckled as he bent over, and picked up the strange creature.
"Relax, baby, heeey," Adam said as he rubbed Merrick's shoulder, "He's just a little kitty~" The merman stared at the animal on Adam's arm, panting as he shook with fear, "It's ok, alright, here..." He then held the cat up for Merrick to see. He gasped and pulled away more, flinching from the feline, "Look, I got him, ok? Just calm down, he's not gonna hurt you." He said, smiling as those blue eyes darted around at the feline, "This is Roxas. He's our pet cat. Lots of humans have cats. They're pets, we keep them in our houses, they're completely harmless." Adam gently put Roxas down, and the cat approached Merrick, making the merman quiver and gasped.
"Shh shh shh, it's ok, Merrick, I'm right here... It's ok..." Adam stroked his hand along the cat's back as the furry animal approached the blonde closely again, "See? He's ok. I think he likes you..." Merrick hesitantly moved his hand up, and put it close to the feline's face. It sniffed at his fingers, and brushed his face against his hand. Merrick chuckled nervously as he moved his hand along Roxas's fur.
"A... Roxas..." Adam chuckled as he shook his head.
"No, babe. Roxas is his name. He's a cat. Just a domestic animal that humans like to own, that's all." He explained. Merrick calmed down as he ran his hand into Roxas's soft fur. He heard the animal's throat rattle as the cat mewed.
"What's that noise it's making?"
"That's called purring. Cats make that sound when it's happy." Merrick smiled as he pets Roxas a little more, "Yeah, that's it." He chuckled as Merrick giggled when Roxas licked his palms a little, appearing as if the cat's tongue wiped a little bit of the peach-color off of Merrick's skin, as the moisture made that spot turn blue, "Heh heh heh... Typical~ Cats like fish."
Adam then got up, and walked off, and then Roxas ran off, "Come over here, Merrick," He said as he walked to the couch, and sat down. Merrick looked, and huffed as he pushed his legs up to stand up again, before walking over to where Adam is sitting. He had a little trouble on getting onto the couch, and ended up just dropping onto the sofa. He gasped, and fell onto the cushioned furniture, giggling as he pulled himself back up.
"Hehehe, is this what humans sit on?" He asked as he felt the soft cushion press on his butt.
"Yep. It's also a good place to relax, rest, sleep, watch TV..." Adam said as he scooted closer to Merrick, "Cuddle with adorable guys~" Merrick smiled as he scooted closer to Adam.
"Yeah?" He said with a cute grin, "What else do they do~"
"Well," He put his arm and Merrick, and pulled him closer, smiling widely, "It's also a good place to do this..." He then gently pushed his lips against Merrick's and kissed him. Merrick lapped his lips around with Adam, nibbling on his upper lip, and licking deftly along his lower lip. Adam felt his member stirring in his trunks as he kissed his lover tenderly.
"Here..." Adam then moved to the side, and laid himself down onto the couch, putting his head onto the arm of the couch, and helped Merrick slide onto him. The merman climbed onto Adam, and ground himself onto Adam, pressing his mouth onto the other once again.
"Mmmmmllllhhhh~" Adam closed his eyes as he licked his tongue into Merrick's mouth, feeling their tongues dance around each other, lapping and savoring each other's taste. Adam's hand rubbed along Merrick's smooth back, roaming his light flesh, and moving to rub and cup one of Merrick's flawless buttcheeks.
Merrick broke the kiss, and laying soft, gentle smooches off the corner of his mouth, down that coarse stubble, and along Adam's neck. Adam tilted his head, closing his eyes, opening his mouth, and letting out a long, calm, quiet sigh as his boyfriend nibbled and kissed his throat. Merrick kissed his way along Adam's chest, licked down his fuzzy abs and looked up, smiling playfully as he pulled at Adam's trunks, giggling as he felt the tent in his shorts.
Adam bit his lip, and put his thumb into his trunks, and pulled them lower before his cock flopped out of his trunks. Merrick rubbed his shaft, and slowly took his throbbing manhood into his mouth. Adam gasped, and huffed a sigh as he laid his head back, "Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..." He put his hand onto Merrick's blonde hair as he felt his penis engulf in warm, wet bliss. The man flexed his dick inside his lover's mouth as he bobbed up and down on his dick.
"Ooohhh yeah... That feel's good, babe..." He said in a hushed tone. Adam looked down, and felt himself spurt a glob of pre as Merrick's blue eyes looked up at him, "Ohhh, baby..." Merrick popped his mouth off of Adam's cock, and stroked the top of it while kissing and licking the base of his hard penis, grinning as he licked up his shaft, and took in his dick again. Adam moaned as Merrick sucked his cock up and down.
"Look, I don't care how many times you try to rationalize it," Adam's eyes bugged out as he heard Yuri's voice, "We are NOT getting a dog!"
"Aw, come on, Yuri! Don't play me like dat!"
"Shit! It's my roommates!" Adam said. Merrick gasped as he backed off of Adam, who is now stashing his still-hard member into his trunks. The door opened to Yuri coming in.
"ONE dog, Yuri! C'mon! I'll get a puppy!"
"Jamal, for the last time, that's not gonna work- AH!" Yuri screamed and jumped at the sight of Merrick. Merrick gasped and shook as his hand seized Adam's wrist, looking very terrified at the arrival of a new human, one he's never met!
"What'chu screamin about now- WHOA!" Jamal said as he starred at Merrick too.
"A-Adam," Yuri said as she turned her head, and held her hand up to cover up the naked male, "Are we um... Interrupting?"
"Looks like it," Jamal said with a grin, looking at the hard-on between Merrick's legs.
"Um, look, can I just talk to you guys a minute??" Adam said as got up, but realized Merrick is holding a very tight grip on him, "Merrick, could you wait here?" Merrick shook his head quickly, looking very terrified.
"No! Adam, please don't leave! I don't-"
"It's ok, Merrick, I'll be right back, I swear!" He said as he had Merrick let go of him, and walked to Yuri and Jamal, "You two, outside, please." He and his two roommates then walked them out the front door, and closed it behind him.
"Ok, Adam, I-I-I am very, VERY sorry," Yuri stammered, "We- uh- um- uh We thought you weren't gonna be home all day as usual-"
"Trust me, so did I," Adam said, "I'm sorry, I forgot the text you guys, but um... He wanted to come over and see where I live."
"So, that's him? That's your boyfriend?" Yuri asked, her face still flushed from the ordeal.
"Yeah, and... Listen, there's something I didn't tell you about him," Adam said, having had rehearsed this moment several times, "Merrick is a Nudist." Jamal raised his eyebrows, and grinned.
Adam and Yuri said simultaneously.
"Wait, a Nudist? Is that one of those people who... Basically walk around naked for their whole lives?" Yuri asked.
Adam and Jamal said simultaneously. Adam and Yuri gave Jamal a look, before pausing.
"So," Jamal said, "Was he buggin or something? He looked kinda scared at us when we came in."
"Er, yeah, he is. Like I said before, he's not very social. He's... Well, he's really afraid of meeting people. He's had a lot of therapy about it, but he's still very shaky around new people."
"Oh, you mean, he's Anthropophobic?" Yuri asked. Adam nodded.
"Yeah, yes he is."
"What, what's dat mean?" Jamal asked. Yuri looked at him, and crossed her arms.
"The fear of meeting people, dummy."
"Well I ain't no psykaiatrist, Yuri!" Jamal replied.
"PsyCHOLOGIST, Jamal??" She said.
"OK! Back on track!" Adam said, "One more thing you should know about him. He's never really seen any other ethnicity before, so please don't be offended if he makes a comment, they're based solely on observation."
"What, really?" Yuri said, raising her eyebrows.
"Wait, so he never seen a black dude? Or a Mexican lady, or no one Asian?" Jamal asked, "What, he be surrounded by white people all his life?"
"Pretty much," Adam said, "He's kind of been a shut-in for most of his life, so could you two please be gentle with him? He's really nice, very curious about everything, and can I ask that you keep the questions to a minimum, please?" Yuri smiled and nodded.
"Sure, Adam, he'll be ok... The nudity thing may be a bit distracting though, to be honest."
"Don't bother me none," Jamal said shrugging and chuckling, "He can get nekkid all he want in here, he cute-"
"Whaaaaat?" Jamal said, laughing.
"Ok, just gimme a sec, and lemme talk him down, ok?"
"Oh, sure, go on... Oh, waitwaitwait, Adam!" Yuri said before Adam turned around, "Listen, I hate to be a prude, but can he throw on a pair of pants, please? Like I said, he might be a little distracting-"
"I- Er- Umm.. He, he didn't pack any clothes! Remember? Nudist."
"Well... What about one of your boxers then? Doesn't have to be much, I'd just be a little more comfortable if he was wearing something."
"Pssshhh, what chu talkin bout, Yuri?" Jamal said, "He fine!"
"I rest my case." She said.
"Ok, ok, I'll put something on him. I'll call you guys when he's ready." He then turned around, and reentered the house. "Aww, sweetie..." Adam said as he saw Merrick curled up at the end of the couch. The merman looked up, looking scared.
"A-Are they still there?" He asked.
"Yes, they are, babe, they live here, just like me. They're my roommates. Hang on a sec" He said as he trotted across the living room, and into his bedroom
"W-Wait!" Merrick said as he reached his hand out, whimpering as he started to tremble. Adam came back a few seconds later, with a slick shiny light blue cloth.
"Here, Yuri wants you to put these on. Swing your legs over," Adam said as he knelt down, and put Merrick's feet through the leg-holes.
"W-Wait, how come??"
"She just finds your nakedness distracting, that's all."
"Ugh, AGAIN, you humans and your clothes!" Merrick complained as Adam slipped the satin onto him. Though, Merrick had to admit, at least this cloth feels light and smooth.
"Ok there, we go!" Adam said, then he looked up, and realized Merrick is almost hyperventilating along with his eyes looking watery.
"I-I-I'm not ready for this, Adam" Merrick whimpered as he shook his head, "Please, Adam, I can't!"
"Hey, Merrick, Merrick, it's ok!" He said as he put his hands onto him, "Shhhh shhh shh, it's ok, baby," Adam said reassuringly, ""Listen to me, Merrick. These humans are nice. They're very nice, they are not going to hurt you, and even if they were, hey," He said as he tilted Merrick's chin up, "Look at me, honey," Adam gently kissed him and muttered, "I'm right here. I won't let anything happen to you, ok?" Merrick breathed deeply, clearly still anxious about this ordeal, "I've lived with them for a long time now, they're good people." The merman nodded as he felt Adam's arm.
"O-Ok, Adam..." He said.
"Ok, so, one thing before you meet them: Try not to use the word, 'Human'."
"Wh-Why, will it make them angry?"
"Oh nononono! Not at all! They'll just think you're weird; humans don't call each other humans. Try and say 'People', ok, sweetie?"
"Mhm..." Merrick replied nervously, nodding.
"Oh yeah, and they don't know you're a merman, and I told them you have issues, and uncomfortable with meeting new people."
"But... I AM uncomfortable with meeting new people!"
"Good," Adam said, wanting this to happen quick so Merrick can feel better, "This'll work out fine then. Ready?"
"Not really." Adam kissed his cheek, and pulled him up.
"Come along. Ok, come on in!" He called out. Merrick gasped as the door opened again and entered Jamal and Yuri. Adam walked the merman off of the couch, and brought him over to his roommates.
"Yuri, Jamal, allow me to introduce my boyfriend, Merrick! Merrick, these are my roommates, Yuri," He said as he stepped to the side, and indicated her, "And Jamal." He said as he pat Jamal's shoulder.
"Hi, Merrick," Yuri said, "It is very nice to meet you." She said as she bowed formally. Merrick looked on as this girl with narrow eyes and long black hair bowed to him - a form human greetings that feels foreign to him, yet still feels a hint of respect on her part.
"Yo, Merrick!" Jamal said as he held out his right hand, "How you doin!" Merrick gasped and flinched as he took a step back from him, thinking he was about to grab him.
"Jamal!" Yuri smacked his hand down, "What did Adam just said, what's the matter with you??"
"What??? What?? It was just a handshake! It's not like I'm gonna flip him upside down!"
"Back in the old days, that's EXACTLY the reason why Japanese people didn't shake hands! God forbid you try to knuckle-bump him, he might think you're trying to punch him! Remember what happened that time with my DAD?"
"Aw, c'mon, Yuri! That guy was profiling!"
"He thought you were trying to throw him across the room! Can you blame him? You're ALWAYS getting in people's personal space!"
"NOT a good day..." Adam said as he scratched the back of his head.
"If he wadn't bein so judgemennal!"
"Oh, shut up!" Yuri thwacked his ear, and smacked the side of his head.
"Mmhehe..." Merrick giggled a little. Adam turned his head, sighing in relief.
"See?" Jamal said, "He's cool, Yuri!" Yuri shrugged and smiled.
"Sweetness." With that, she moved her hand back, and slapped Jamal on the back of the head!
"OWW! The hell was THAT for?!"
"Look at him, he's laughing, Jamal!" Yuri said, "Ooh! Wait here, I'll get a hammer!"
"NAW naw naw!" He said as he stopped her from leaving, "Tha's aight." Merrick laughed a little more, feeling more amused about the fighting than he was with the introductions.
"You people..." Merrick said, "You're so different from Adam..."
They looked at him curiously, "What'chu mean, yo?" Jamal said. Merrick approached him, and put his hands on his arm. Adam huffed and groaned as Jamal smirked and flexed his muscles.
"Your skin is so dark..." He said, observing him with fascination, as if his anxiety was never inside him, "Wow... And you're so tall..."
"Heh, heh~" Jamal chuckled with a smile, "Tha's not all that's tall dark, yo~"
"Down, boy." Adam said, crossing his arms.
"Aw, c'mon, Adam~ He's only gettin used ta me~"
"Yeah, that's a little TOO familiar, hornball." Yuri said as Jamal started flexing his pecs for Merrick. She pushed him aside, and put her hands on her hips, "Sorry, sometimes Jamal doesn't know how to keep it in his pants."
"I-Its ok, really," Merrick said, "And, you're interesting too... Your eyes are different... They make you look... I don't know, mysterious..." Yuri smiled and chuckled.
"Haha, 'Mysterious', huh? I like that. You never said he was charming, Adam."
"You have no idea~" Adam said as he put his arms around him.
The day rolled on, and Merrick easily got along with Yuri and Jamal. Adam is surprised that just this morning, his merman was terrified of meeting his roommates, and now they're practically his best friends. It's getting dark now, and Jamal is putting on his black leather jacket.
"Aight, yall, I'm gotta go to work."
"Aw, do you have to go??" Merrick said, "Were are you going?"
"To my job," Jamal said, "I'mma bartender over at this dance bar. Lots of people wearin costumes and dancing on stage." He smiled down at the blonde, "Maybe you an' Adam can stop by sometime?"
"O-Oh, um, uh... People? Lots of them?" Merrick said, shrinking back. Jamal chuckled as he patted his arm.
"Heh, it's aight, Merrick. You be good now. I'm OUT!" He said.
"Oh, wait for me, Jamal!" Yuri said.
Adam, Jamal, and Merrick said simultaneously. She looked around at the three males, "What? I been studying nonstop for a month, I could use a drink." Jamal shrugged.
"Aight. I'll drive ya home on my break when you ready to head home."
"Sweetness," Yuri said as she put on her coat, and followed Jamal out the door, "Good night, you two~" She said with a wink before closing the door.
"Heheheh, see?" Adam said as he put his arms around Merrick and ground his groin against that satin bum, "They're good people." Merrick smiled and nodded.
"They were so fun. I had no idea humans- er, people- could be so good to be with..." Adam smiled and kissed his neck.
"Yeah... Now we got the house to ourselves..." He said. Merrick giggled and smiled as he tilted his head to the side, his mouth ajar as he let Adam kiss and nibble his neck.
"Ahh... Ooohh..." The front of the sky blue satin started to perk from the human's motions. Adam pressed his lips down onto his smooth flesh.
Adam smiled as he peered over, and saw his merman pitching a tent for him, "C'mon... I'll show you around..." He took Merrick's hand, and took him to the hallway.
"Here is the bathroom..." Adam said as he showed Merrick in, "You're more then welcome to come in here."
"What's it for? Is this where YOU sleep?" Adam laughed and shook his head, "No, no no, babe. This is where humans go to clean themselves, see," He took him to the shower/bathtub and turned a knobs. Merrick gasped and looked in awe as water cascaded out of the faucet, "For taking a bath, OR," He pulled up a metal tab and Merrick jumped as the showerhead turned on, "For taking a shower."
"Ah!!!" He looked, and stepped closer. He smiled as he put his hand in, and watched as he hand reformed into the blue and silvery webbed hand, "Humans can make their own RAIN??" Adam chuckled as he turned off the shower.
"Yes and no, it's a bit complicated than that."
"And..." Merrick said as he looked at the toilet, "What's THIS for?"
Adam paused, and sighed, "Weeeeeell..."
---5 Minutes Later---
"WHAT?!" Merrick said, "That's disgusting!"
"Oh come on, you're saying merpeople never do that??"
"No! We don't... Make stuff come out! Our bodies waste NOTHING." He said, shuddering. Adam shrugged.
"Well, that explains why you're so clean in EVERY nook and cranny... People scrub thoroughly to get as clean as that... Anyway, lemme show you around some more..."
He switched on the light to Yuri's bedroom - everything his nice and neat, perfectly clean, with a futon on the floor with a desk holding various papers, instruments for measuring various systems of bodily subjects. There are also several scrolls of scenic paintings with descriptive kanji on the sides of the pictures. Adam made sure that Merrick didn't go past the threshold, "This is Yuri's room, this is where she sleeps, studies for her medical assignments and exams, and even takes care of us when either of us get sick or injured." He then shut off the light, and closed the door.
He switched on the light to Jamal's bedroom - pretty much messy with clean clothes on the floor, unfolded, and several items for sports put in no specific order on the shelves, with a mattress on top of a boxspring, and there is a musky scent from the last escapade, along with several torn condom wrappers around the trash bin, "And this is Jamal's room. This is where he sleeps and... Have sex with various strangers from the dance club he works... Well, at least he ALWAYS uses a condom, he's a gentleman that way." He shut off the light, and closed the door, "Don't go in either room."
"Why not?" Merrick said.
"Because it's rude. It WILL get them a little angry."
"Oh... Ok." He said as he nodded.
"Now THIS," Adam said as he switched on the light to his bedroom, "Is MY bedroom." with a bed made up, and a laptop charged into a small desk, with two shelves holding some small casual toys and knickknacks and exotic sea shells - including the octopus slug shell Merrick gave him - and has a nice, refreshing scent from an air freshener on the windowsill. "You can come in here anytime you want~"
Merrick smiled as walked in, and felt onto the bed. He giggled as he sat down and bounced on it. Adam smiled as he pulled down his swim trunks, threw them into the clothesbasket, and hopped onto the bed. Merrick laid back on his naked human's hairy belly.
"Hehehe... So... This thing?" He said as he patted the blanket.
"This is called a bed," Adam started, "It's what humans use to sleep on. You know, when we're in the cove... And we cuddle up, just like this... And we kinda doze off... This is where humans do that..." He said with a smile, as he felt along the blue satin on Merrick's thigh. The merman squirmed on the bed, giggling and smiling happily.
"It's so soft~!" He said. Adam chuckled at the irony as Merrick wiggled in his satin boxers; for once, it's Merrick wearing shorts, and Adam's the one buck naked. He kinda likes it; seeing Merrick wearing something other than kelp, shark teeth and shells is kind of a turn on. "You know, these 'bedroom' things you humans have reminds me of this thing I told my Sister before my pod departed last time."
"Oh? I didn't know you had a sister." Adam said.
"Yes, I do, a younger sister. Her name is Savarna. She's the Adra Noita in my pod."
"Hm~ And what did you say to her?"
"She was trying to take a heavy pile of shells with her before we go, and when her pouch broke apart, I made up an idea so she wouldn't cry," He smiled, "I told her she can leave those shells in a space called a Sea Spot. Where she has an area just for her, to collect and reside in while we're here." Adam chuckled as he rubbed his merman's smooth chest.
"Heh heh, that sounds like our little thing over at the cove~"
"Hehehe. It... Can ALSO be here..." Adam blinked, and smiled wide with surprise.
"... Are you serious, babe?" Merrick smiled as he nodded.
"Yes. The only thing that was stopping me from coming here was the prospect of other humans. Jamal and Yuri... They seem like humans I can trust." Adam smiled happily.
"Oh, I love you, babe!" He said as he hugged Merrick tightly, "We'll start bringing in the stuff from the cove tomorrow!" Merrick smiled and giggled as his human embraced him tightly. The merman snuggled next to his human .
"I gotta say, Merrick, you look really sexy in those undies~" He said with a smile as he put his hand over the blue satin of the boxers. Merrick looked down and giggled as he rubbed his undercarriage in his slick satin.
"They're not as heavy as I thought... What is it, anyway?"
"Those are boxers. It's a type of underwear human males tend to wear under their clothing. I told Yuri and Jamal that you're a nudist - that's a person who lives their life, walking around naked."
"Ooh~" Merrick said with a grin, "Sounds neat~!"
"I know Jamal likes you naked, but while Yuri's around, it's better if you keep these on." Adam said, to which, Merrick nodded in agreement.
"I understand..." Adam felt along the seam of the front of his boxers... Only to realize the slit of his shorts is missing.
"What's wrong, Adam?"
"Nothing but... I think I put this on backwards on you..." Adam slowly grinned as his soft penis perked a little. Merrick laid himself down, and nuzzled Adam's groin, taking in his scent, "Heh heh... Now..." Merrick giggled as he gave Adam's sack a lick, "Where were we?" He said as he spread his fuzzy legs.
Merrick kissed Adam's testicles before rubbing the human's floppy penis, and taking in it into his soft, perfect lips. Adam smiled and sighed as his boyfriend licked and slurped that soft member, massaging that hardening organ in his warm, wet mouth. Merrick can feel his own rod hardening against the blue satin as Adam ran his fingers into his short blonde hair.
Adam took a deep breath, and huffed slowly as Merrick bobbed his head up and down while fondling his nuts. "Mmmm, oh babe~" Adam gently pushed Merrick's head down against his lap, not forcefully to make him for a deepthroat, but just to keep with the slow rhythm of slurping his manhood.
"Ok, lets stop it there," He said. Merrick slowly moved his lips back, and his dick popped out from his lips.
"Hehehe, but I was getting started~" The merman said with a sexy smile, stroking his hand along Adam's shaft.
"Well, I wanna mount you, babe~" Adam said as he got up, his dick bouncing as he got up. Merrick giggled excitedly as he crawled up onto the bed, and started to pull down the loose satin shorts, "No, keep those on," Adam said as he pulled them back over Merrick's bubble butt. The blonde gave Adam a strange look.
"Huh? But, you won't be able to mount me with them on!" Adam cracked a smile as he then slipped his fingers through the button-slip of the boxers, and made Merrick blush and snicker as he tickled his smooth crevice.
"I told you, I accidentally put them on backwards. And again, you look very sexy wearing a pair of undies~" He said as his dick throbbed harder as Merrick wagged his bum "Now, lemme introduce you to an absolute favorite of the sex franchise," He opened his drawer, and took out a new bottle of E-Z Luv lubricant.
"What's that?" Merrick asked curiously as Adam broke the plastic seal and popped it open.
"It makes penetration three times easer in sex," Adam said as he hovered the bottle over his rock hard dick, and spread the slick all over his manhood. Merrick couldn't help but like the squishing noises the lube was making around Adam's hand and penis, "Here," Adam then slipped his lubed fingers into the boxers-slit again, "Have a taste~"
"Ooh!" Merrick's back curved as he gasped, feeling a slimy pair of fingers rub his pink rosebud in circular motions. He shuddered and cooed as he rose his rump up. Adam smirked as he pushed his fingers in, and massaged the inside of Merrick's anus with his fingers, "Oh Adam~"
Adam grinned as he recapped the bottle, and stored it away again, and hopped right onto the bed. He stroked his dick a few times before aiming it to the slit of Merrick's boxers, and putting the glans through the seam, and touched the moist sphincter. Adam gently put his hands on either side of Merrick, and then slowly pushed in, quite easily thanks to the lube.
Merrick gasped as he curved his back as his anus filled so fluidly! "Ooohhhhh!" He moaned as he pushed his satin-covered tush against Adam's pelvis, "By the Depths... AhhhHHH~~~"
"Oh yeah, baby..." Adam growled as he pulled back, and eased his dick back into the tight, warm embrace. He rolled his hips back, and pushed again. Merrick gasped and whimpered in lust as his own erection oozed globs of precum into the satin boxers.
"Oh, I've waited for this for so loooonnng~!" Merrick moaned as felt his asshole spread so easily around that lubed dick, "How have we never tried that before??" He moaned again as he felt Adam push against his ass again. Merrick held his rump up as much as he could as he felt Adam's manhood push deeper and deeper into him. He reveled in the pleasurable pressure building into him with each forward thrust he made into his rearend.
"Oh babe..." Adam moaned as he laid himself on top of his lover, tucking his arms underneath the merman as he pushed himself deep into Merrick's anus, moaning deeply as he entered Merrick as far as he can go. He pushed his patch of black pubic hair up and down against the satin, creating a strange charge that seemed to be absorbed into the penetration, heightening the pleasure for both males.
"Adam... I'm so... Ahhhh~" Merrick moaned as Adam cranked his cock inside him.
"Yeah..." Adam said as he rubbed Merrick's smooth arm, "So am I..." He then turned Merrick's head to him, and over took him in a very passionate kiss. The blonde moaned more as he felt his human's tongue dance inside of his own mouth, lapping and twirling around his oral cavity so gracefully.
The two went in this slow, groove of passion for several minutes, both of them feeling so pent up, just about ready to explode at any given moment. It didn't turn into a wild ride on the bed, but a gradual, deep, and slow moment of sheer bliss and passion.
Merrick ground his hips onto the bed as he rubbed and squeezed his anal tunnel around Adam's hard member, loving every inch of that dick entering him. Adam broke the kiss, groaning roughly as Merrick's ass worked every inch of his tunnel around his rod, "Hey, umff, babe..." He bit his lower lip as his dick gave a warning wave of intense pleasure, "Keep that up, and I'm gonna blow..."
"I want it, Adam... I've waited so long to feel you inside me..." He moaned as his ass swallowed that cock deeper, massaging every throbbing part of his member into him.
"Ffffffuck..." Adam said, feeling his shaft climbing up to its peak, "Ahhh... Nnnnghhh... Haahhh... FFFFoooohhhhH...!" He tensed up from the persistent squeezing and grinding, before his hips started bucking into Merrick's bottom, and moaning out as he unleashed an intense, hot wave of a heat and warmth into the merman's ass.
"OOHHhhhhhaAAAAHhhH!" Merrick moaned out as he felt himself cum into that silky fabric that rubbed against his own cock, while he felt the deep gush inside himself from Adam's long-awaited burst of love.
The human panted as he pulled his soaked penis out of that perfect rearend, and rested back, feeling a very potent sense of satisfaction in his chest as Merrick cuddled up to him.
"Oh Adam..." Merrick sighed in content as he pulled off the cum-saturated underpants off, and onto the floor. Adam took out a rag to wipe up his penis, and then reached in and cleaned up Merrick's butt real quick before taking the blanket off from under himself and Merrick and snuggling them up again. Merrick smiled as he nuzzled up on Adam's hairy chest, like always.
"It's so soft and warm here..." Merrick said as the cuddling made his eyes heavier, "If only I had known... My love..." Adam smiled as he turned and wrapped his arm around Merrick, bringing him closer.
"I know, babe..." He said, as for the very first time in his relationship, he's able to have Merrick sleep with him in his own bed, snuggled up warm and sound with the one he loves with all his heart.
"I love you, Merrick." He whispered before he kissed those soft lips.
"I love you too, Adam." Merrick whispered back as he entwined his smooth legs with Adam's. The two males soon fell asleep in each other's arms, like both of them have always wanted, for a very long time.